New Raidho X2t Floor Standing Loudspeaker
New Raidho X2t Compact Floor Standing Loudspeaker
The quest for making a much-improved X2t began, using the same improvements from the X1t and more additional ingredients from the ultra high-end sector.
The X2t does everything the compact X1t does, just on a higher level. Additionally, the X2t has dual woofers with which you get much more bass power and a larger scale to the music.
The two 5,25” bass driver units in the new X2t, now has the Tantalum coating. Tantalum belongs to a class of metals known as refractory metals, which are defined by their strong resistance to heat and wear. It has a melting point of 2,996 °C, the fourth highest of all metals. This makes the membrane much stiffer and harder without adding any weight and thereby raising the breakup modes to an incredible 15kHz.
The new crossover in the X2t has quality components that exceeds many other loudspeakers up to EUR 80.000. On the back you can see the point-to-point hardwiring that is all done by hand. Furthermore, the use of Nordost cable in the crossover is highly unusual and reveals the enormous attention to detail. Needless to say, the internal cable is also from Nordost with Norse technology, which is also used in the Nordost Valhalla models. Truly remarkable.
Further upgrades from the X2 to the X2t are:
– Better components in the crossover
– Nordost internal cabling
– Completely retuning of the loudspeaker
A Raidho special among floor standing loudspeakers is also the use of 2,5-way construction. This guarantees a very coherent sound from top to bottom as both drive unit puts out bass, but only the upper does midrange. Decoupling of the speakers is integrated into the feet. So, there is no need for spikes to achieve the best result, because this is done with metal balls, on which the speakers rest on.
The new X2t may not look all that different to the original X2. But in reality, the only thing that stays the same is the visual appearance. The sonic performance on the other hand, is on a whole other planet.
Raidho Series X
This drive unit is not only highly advanced and built in-house in Denmark, but is also a piece of art.
Raidho’s Ceramix technology starts with a thin, aluminum cone and then uses a liquid plasma process and incredibly high voltage to transform the outer skin of the metal to aluminum-oxide ceramic. It’s a time-consuming and costly process, but the finished cone is a unique, natural sandwich, with thin, stiff skins on either side of a ‘softer” aluminum core, creating a structure that is stiffer and with excellent self-damping. Breakups first enter at an incredible 12.5kHz.
The motor system consists of strong neodymium magnets focused around a very open system, allowing ventilation to the driver with the benefit of cooling the titanium voice coil and removing part of the design that usually causes distortions.
The result is that the speakers disappear even more from the equation, drawing a soundscape without audible distortion and with a pitch-black background that made the instruments stand out and create a holographic soundstage.
1 x Raidho Ribbon Tweeter
2 x 5,25” Raidho Ceramix driver with Tantalum coating